Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Fact checking the Jigsaw database

I saw my colleague Dan Farber's post yesterday about Jigsaw and how it already had 319 contacts for people that work at CNET Networks (the parent company to ZDNet). So, I thought I'd dive in to see if I'm one of them.

August 18, 2006 by David Berlind


Dell CTO Kettler on virtualization

Dell is apparently putting some of its muscle behind blogging.  This morning, I woke up to an email that Dell now has a manager -- Lionel Menchaca -- for its public facing Direct2Dell blog.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Jigsaw provides free peak into its business contact database

Jigsaw Data introduced a new feature for its business contact marketplace that gives non-registered users a good peak, a tease, into the database. The 'money' data, such as email address and business phone numbers, is only available to registered Jigsaw members.

August 17, 2006 by Dan Farber


The skinny on desktop Linux

There are all sorts of stories whirling around the Internet regarding the pros and cons of desktop Linux as well as its chances of adoption (or track record so far) that I thought I'd try to connect the dots to form a more coherent picture (well, perhaps a confusing picture).Our thread starts at Tim Bray's blog.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Payroll giant ADP scoops up Employease

Providing another sign--in addition to the recent huge quarter that just had--that software-as-a-service is gaining traction, $9 billion ADP (Automated Data Processing, Inc.

August 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Apple to meet with Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes over alleged unfairness of FairPlay

While US antitrust officials seem content to let Apple's growing monopoly grow, several European countries appear less willing to let Apple so easily steamroll their consumers.  France correctly spotted the potential market dangers of Apple's growing share, drafted a law, and then removed that law's most important teeth in what is pretty much a joke in antitrust intervention.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


More Newsgator problems

Yesterday, in the process of unsuccessfully getting the Web-based version of NewsGator to do what I need it to do, the folks from NewsGator told me how, in the Web version of their software, if I want to see items that I may have accidentally "Marked as Read" (sort of the same thing as deleting them), that I should click on the "Display Options" link (shown left) and select the menu option to "Show Older Articles.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Moto Q: Impossible to access company phone directories

This is the second in a series of blog posts that I'll be doing that focuses on specific attributes of the Motorola Q.  I'm currently in the midst of a real world test of the Q -- using it as my primary mobile device for everything from making phone calls to keeping pictures and movies of my kids to playing back music and podcasts to doing my e-mail (and way more).

August 16, 2006 by David Berlind